Monday, November 12, 2018

Unboxing with the stars



Making the launch mor TRILL- ing were (L-R) Josef Elizalde, Patrick Sugui, Mikael Daez and Megan Young

Celebrity couple Megan Young and Mikael Daez, along with actors Patrick Sugui and Josef Elizalde, made the launch of the new TRILL: Mattress in a Box, the first-ever boxed premium mattress in the country, even more trill-ing when they personally demonstrated how easy it is to unbox the magical mattress. 

Designed with the latest and most advanced sleep science technology, TRILL: Mattress in a Box is the first-ever mattress in the country to have a plush side and a firm side that can be easily flipped to suit one’s desired level of comfort. This high-quality mattress is also packed and delivered in a creative box that can be conveniently wheeled around. 

“Megan and I are both condo dwellers and this mattress is really perfect for us because it is not only comfortable, it is also very convenient,” Daez said. Young added, “It is also perfect even for those who live alone because it’s easy to set up and there are complete tools and a manual for it.”

The event was hosted by Mari Jasmine who also expressed her awe in learning about the trill-ing features of TRILL. The night was made even more exciting with cocktails from Remy Martin and entertainment provided by renowned DJs Mars Miranda and Ace Ramos. 

TRILL: Mattress in a box is versatile and guaranteed of premium quality, offering both convenience and comfort in a box.

Order your own TRILL: Mattress in a Box at https://www.trillbyuratex.com/.  

Friday, November 9, 2018

It's back! The Jollibee Ube Pie you’re craving for


Indulge in ube goodness once again with the much talked about dessert pie


Yes, it’s true. The instant hit dessert that made waves on social media and various sites is back and ready for your taste buds. Jollibee’s Ube Pie is back this November, and for a limited time only.

There’s no more dreaming about when you might taste its crispy golden crust together with the sweet and real ube filling. You can simply order the Jollibee Ube Pie dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and via delivery.

“When we launched the Jollibee Ube Pie last May, the sales and the demand was so great. It was so well loved that we knew we just had to bring it back for our customers,” said Kay Segismundo, Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager for Complementary Products. “We wanted to bring back the joy to all the ube-lovers and to allow those who have yet to try this delicious dessert to join in on the delight.”

Ube, or purple yam, has been featured by no less than GQ magazine and Huffpost as the dessert flavor that’s about to rock the international scene. Its sweet taste and all-natural intense purple color is both unique and instantly enticing. Best of all, it’s healthy.

Of course Filipinos don’t need to be reminded of just how mouthwatering ube is—that’s why we’re always craving for it! Whether it’s to finish of a yummy meal or just a sweet snack to tide you over, the Jollibee Ube Pie will satisfy your appetite. 

Drop by your favorite Jollibee store for the return of the Ube Pie! Your favorite Ube Pie is now available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, or delivery. The Ube Pie retails for P29 for a Solo Pack and P82 for a Trio Pack.


For more information on Jollibee’s latest products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Why Mang Inasal’s Chicken Inasal is the action flick you’ll never get tired of watching


Mang Inasal, the country’s leading Pinoy BBQ quick service restaurant, is a blockbuster hit in many ways. After only 15 years, it was able to grow its number of stores to 500. The key driver to this phenomenal growth is its star-studded menu topbilled by its best-selling Chicken Inasal. Get to know why the country’s No.1 Chicken Inasal is the bomb. 


 The meat chosen for your favorite grilled chicken is top caliber – guaranteed to be of high quality to satisfy your action-star appetite and give the energy you need for that next action-packed moves.

 Nuot sa ihaw sarap, Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is an explosion of flavors that appeal to Filipinos’ taste buds with its special marinade and basting sauce made of secret spices covering the entire chicken. 

 Inihaw to perfection, Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is the result of the exciting and thrilling inihaw or grilling process that the chicken undergoes under blazing flame and ambers.

 It is 2-in-1 sa laki, with its serving of quarter chicken being thigh and leg parts combined, to quash your hunger and quell all your cravings for a delicious and fulfilling meal. 

 Maaksyon sa sarap, it is the favorite of Primetime King Coco Martin, who swears by its 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap.

Last but not the least, with Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal’s exciting taste na malakas ang dating, mapapalaban ka sa sarap ng kainan. You will just keep coming back for more!




Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) furthers biodiversity awareness in Surigao del Sur



In coordination with Haribon Foundation, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) pioneered the implementation of the Biodiversity on Wheels (BOW) Program in Surigao del Sur on 25-26 September 2018 as the final leg of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program for the year. The TPB volunteers reinforced the importance of biodiversity conservation and preservation to the students of Purisima National High School and Tagbina Central Elementary School through a two-day interactive teaching session. A total of 254 students participated in the sessions and also received educational materials from TPB. The Biodiversity on Wheels Program aims to encourage the younger generation to take an active part in practicing simple, daily activities to address biodiversity threats, with focus in their community.    



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jollibee calls all families to spend time together this joyful Christmas season


The country’s number one fast food chain Jollibee reminds us that amid all the fun activities and many obligations that the holidays bring, Christmas should always be about cherishing and spending time with the people who matter most.


Due to the many preparations that need to be done and celebrations that need to be attended to, some people become so busy that they do not get to spend as much time with their families anymore. But even if it’s the most wonderful time of the year, nothing makes Christmas more meaningful and joyful than spending quality time with the family, even beyond the usual Misa Del Gallo and Noche Buena. Family bonding especially during the holiday season fosters a generally happier atmosphere, creates precious and lasting memories, and strengthens deep relationships.

Jollibee delivers this message of love during the busiest season through a heartwarming TVC featuring its best-selling Chickenjoy.



“This video is our call to all Filipino families to spend quality time and cherish these moments with one another this Christmas,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee AVP for Flagship Category. “It’s easy to get caught up in our individual lives, responsibilities, and social gatherings, but one thing to always remember is that our most treasured memories of Christmas are the ones with family. And to make this time even more joyful, families can bring home a bucket of our best-selling Chickenjoy, a Filipino favorite for kids and adults alike.”

Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the perfectly-seasoned Chickenjoy is a delicious and simple way for families to celebrate Christmas together. With a 6-pc. bucket for only PHP 370.00, they can gather around the dining table and dig in the Chickenjoy goodness together with big smiles on their faces.

“With the help of Chickenjoy, families can be left with full and happy hearts and tummies, and truly savor the message: ang Paskong kasama ang pamilya, ang Paskong pinakamasarap,” Capati added.


Celebrate Christmas with family and the one and only crispylicious, juicylicious, and gravylicious Chickenjoy, available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide. For more uplifting stories and information on Jollibee’s products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

How to pull off the “no makeup” makeup look

Catriona Gray is wearing the Ever Bilena's Matte Nude Lipstick in Dolce


Looking your best natural self does not need expensive skin treatments or regular trips to the salon. The secret lies in confidence coupled with a few essential makeup products to sport the barely-there makeup look. 

The country’s leading cosmetics brand, Ever Bilena, shares some useful tips and essential makeup products to keep in your makeup bag to pull off the “no makeup” makeup look: 

Tip #1: Wash, rinse, moisturize 
To truly achieve the all-natural makeup, forego the foundation. Instead, prep the skin by cleansing it with your preferred facial wash then exfoliate to brighten and smoothen your complexion. Finish off with a moisturizer and sunscreen so that you face is protected and fully hydrated. 

Tip #2: Conceal 
The trick to a healthy and fresh complexion is spot-concealing any blemishes and redness using your concealer brush. However, for dark circles, use your ring finger to pat on the concealer as it has the lightest pressure. 

Tip #3: Groom the brows and lashes 
One way of opening up the eyes is by grooming the brows. This way, you only need to brush up the brow hairs using a spoolie or brow mascara and you’re good to go. Add definition to the lashes by swiping it with mascara. 

Tip #4: Choose shades that are close to your skin color 
For bright, wide-awake eyes, apply eye shadow that’s close to your skin tone. Your safest bet is light brown. Gently apply shadow from the lash line and blend upwards, fading as it gets closer to your brow. 

For cheeks, cream blush easily gives the natural-looking glow. With a synthetic brush or your fingers, apply blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend upward toward hairline. This makeup trick instantly makes you look youthful. 

Tip #5: Go for Ever Bilena’s Matte Nude Lipstick 
The last step to complete the barely-there makeup look is a good nude lipstick. Luckily, Ever Bilena offers a new line of matte nude lipsticks where each stick is infused with antioxidants and moisturizer so the lips feel soft, smooth and supple despite the matte formula. Retailing at P165, it comes in six colors namely Dolce, Amore, Fia, Bellissima, Caramello and Baci. Each shade is perfect for different skin tones. 

Looking your best natural self is easily achievable with the help of Ever Bilena. Products are available at any Ever Bilena counters at leading supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores and department stores nationwide. To learn more about Ever Bilena and its products, visit Ever Bilena’s website, www.everbilena.com.ph, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/everbilenaofficial/  .


Monday, November 5, 2018

October commenter and November Surprise

Hello! Hello! Sembreak is over. Back to reality na tayo. Huhu. Been awake since 2am kasi need umalis ng panganay before 3am kasi kumanta sila Unang Hirit . Yay! Proud mom here. :)

Anyways, para sa ating October commenter/follower of the month 2 sila nag tie sa dami ng comments sa blog kaya I considered mga comments sa Social Media shares ni Made It Through Mum. 

Congratulations!!!


For our November commenter surprise ang prize nya :) Kasi  may surprise din ang BKS Moms sa aming mga monthly commenters . Nakaka excite. Hindi pa pwede i-reveal kaya kaya keep on commenting lalo sa blog at YT channel. Don't forget to join in BKS Moms Community para sa magandang sorpresa sa mga susunod na araw. 

Maraming salamat. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Press Release: WEU Events Brings Tonight Belongs To You : In Real Life Philippine Tour



In Real Life also known as IRL is a boy band from the American reality television music competition series Boy Band, which premiered June 22, 2017, on ABC. The band is composed of the final five vocalists from the show namely, Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor.

The band, who won the ABC summer reality competition, debuted their first single, "Eyes Closed" on the show's finale. It went on to debut at the top of the iTunes charts, and reached #3 on Spotify's Global Viral Chart. "Eyes Closed" was performed for the first time on the finale of Boy Band after they were voted together by America, a first in US television history.

In Real Life is a a pop boy band that experiments with other sounds such as pop-rap, dance-pop, teen pop and Latin pop. They cite One Direction as their main influence and are compared to them for both starting off on reality television. The BackStreet Boys, Boyz II Men, Jackson 5, Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Jay-Z, and Eminem have influenced individual members of the group.
This November, the band will capture the heart of every Pinoy with their music such as “Tonight Belongs to You,” with 5.4 million views on Youtube in just 3 months and Tattoo with 2.3 million views as of the moment.
They will be touring around the metro this November, for their first international tour to Manila dubbed as Tonight Belongs To You Tour Philippines! They are scheduled to do a series shows starting from November 3 thru November 12, 2018. 

Also, you may tune in to @m1mentertainment and 105.9 Like FM to hear their new songs.

Catch them live at the following SM flagship malls :
November 6 - SM Mall of Asia
November 7 - SM Seaside Cebu
November 9 - SM Fairview
November 10 - SM North Edsa – Annex
November 11 - SM Las Piñas and SM Megamall Fashion Hall

TBTY Tour Philippines is brought to you by WEU Event Management Services.

Follow In Real Life social media pages for updates and more info about the band :





Friday, November 2, 2018

Celebrate #ChristmaSMoments at SM Supermalls



Countless Christmas moments await the whole family as SM Supermalls marks the month of November with the Super World of Joy Christmas launches, inviting everyone to experience the spirit of a joyful Christmas with new and fun-filled activities happening all throughout November and December till the first week of January in all SM malls across the country.

“Everything Christmas is here at SM. Shop, dine, and spend precious time and holiday reunions with the people who matter the most, and continue creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones at your one-stop winter wonderland,” invites Steven T. Tan, SM Supermalls Chief Operating Officer. 

Mallgoers can share Christmas moments at Superworld of Magic interactive mall displays and centerpieces. You can take the kids out to catch Grand Christmas Parades, fireworks spectacles, and Holiday Performances, featuring chorales, orchestras, and ballerinas! If you haven’t bought the kids their gifts yet, there is the Christmas Toy Fair from November 9 to 25. 

Christmas is for sharing love and happiness with the less fortunate – for only 200 pesos, you can buy two SM Bears of Joy – one bear to keep, while the other will be donated to the mall’s chosen charity. 

Naughty or nice, we invite you to bring the kids to meet and greet Santa from November 30 to December 25. You can also send your Christmas wishes and write to #DearSMSanta for a chance to have you wish granted. For more info on #DearSMSanta and to know to more about SM’s 2018 Christmas celebrations, visit www.smsupermalls.com/christmasmoments. 

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For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.



Horror aficionado's scariest movies ever made


Claiming to be a fearless soul? We all instantaneously muster up the extensive valor to watch scary movies especially during the Halloween season. After all, it is real fun to spook your friends--including yourself, just admit it--to keep up with the chilling atmosphere. Armed with a resourceful (or otherwise) costume and a bag of mouthwatering goodies from your eventful trick or treat, let’s see if you can bare these frightening films alone or with peers during Halloween night! 



1. The Shining is a 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 illustrious horror novel of the same name. It focuses on a determined writer and recovering alcoholic who works as a custodian at a historic hotel during the off season. He settles in with his wife and son who is besieged by psychic visions. As his son’s premonitions become more difficult, he realizes the hotel's horrifying past and starts turning into a murderous maniac bound to torment his loved ones. The film epitomizes sublime fragments of jump scare: the captivating visuals and musical scoring, the improvisation of the memorable and startling quote: "Here's Johnny!", and the eerie young twin sisters on the corridor lingered in most people’s nightmares and significantly impressed them. The Shining is hailed by critics, and has become a core of today’s pop culture. Mathematicians at London's King's College utilized statistical figuring in a research mandated by Sky Movies to determine that The Shining was the "perfect scary movie" because of its precise harmony of different aspects such as impact, suspense, and gore. It stars the infamous method actor Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. The creepy movie trailer may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S014oGZiSdI.



Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, “The Shining” is highly regarded to be one the scariest horror films of all time.

2. The Ring is a 1998 Japanese paranormal and mind-altering horror film. Adapted from the 1991 novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki, as well as the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki, a Japanese myth of fragmented faith and vows resulting to a desolate fate, the movie centers on a reporter who probes the mystery behind a cursed videotape that kills the watcher 7 days after viewing it. The movie became the highest grossing horror film in Japan, was critically praised by reviewers, and garnered immense following in the West. The unanticipated twist in the story and the never-ending goosebumps caused by “Sadako”, the vengeful ghost with her long straight black hair covering her face and dirty long white dress while crawling out of the static television screen and that spooky phone call with the screeching sound after watching the videotape paved its status as one of the most petrifying films of all time. It generated several follow-ups and started a trend of Western reprises, beginning with the 2002 American version. The haunting movie trailer may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcgCM2FyU8s.


The Ring, a 1998 Japanese paranormal and mind-altering horror movie became the highest grossing horror film in Japan, was critically praised by reviewers, and garnered immense following in the West.

3. Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. It revolves on an African-American photographer who unravels a troubling secret when he meets the “liberal” family of his Caucasian girlfriend. It stars the remarkable British actor Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Catherine Keener. The movie is often considered as one of the greatest horror thrillers of modern American cinema. It is a brilliant allegory on racism and is a political satire on post-Obama America. It successfully triggered the trend of smart horror films (cue John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place”) with low-key but poignant and frightening narratives with a small budget that can still make you think. It instills dread on Hollywood that loves remakes and recycled superheroes. At the 2018 Academy Awards, Get Out won the celebrated Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. As Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian cleverly summarized: “[Get Out] is a mainstream feature film bold enough, tactless enough, irresponsible enough to invoke race outside the solemn confines of documentary…The point is that Get Out takes pessimism and converts it into defiance – and laughs.” The terrifying movie trailer may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfpyUB60YY&t=1s.



Get Out is a 2017 American horror film often considered as one of the greatest horror thrillers of modern American cinema. It is a brilliant allegory on racism and is a political satire reflecting on post- Obama America.

These scary movies are best viewed with Vivo’s futuristic flagship phone, the V11. Your viewing experience will never be interrupted because you will never run out of battery due to its dual engine fast charging battery, which safely refills the large 3400mAh capacity battery at rapid speeds. It is also powered by the Snapdragon 660AIE processor with 6GB RAM + 64 ROM, ensuring ultra-smooth performance and the capacity to continuously play heavy video graphics. Supported by the latest Funtouch OS 4.5 (based on Android 8.1) and the global brand’s Jovi (Artificial Intelligence) AI engine, which allocates Central Processing Unit (CPU) and memory resources to enable the smartphone to efficiently handle multiple complex operations. Thus, it is now possible to use other apps while simultaneously watching scary flicks on your smartphone. The V11 also features a Super AMOLED Halo FullView Display which makes films look clearer, richer, and more vivid. One can never escape the disturbing scenes of these movies as the V11’s specs are powerful, riveting, and engaging.


With the horror movies that we have suggested and a reliable premium smartphone, you are all set for a memorable and thrilling Halloween night at home. For an immersive and ultra-smooth viewing experience, own a V11 now at only P19,999.00. It is available at Vivo kiosks and concept stores nationwide, as well as online via Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. 


Works Cited:


The Shining: Danko, Meredith. 2018. “25 Things You Might Not Know About The Shining”. http://mentalfloss.com/article/55893/25-things-you-might-not-know-about-shining. October 28, 2018.


The Ring: Shelton, Jacob. “15 Things You Didn’t Know About the Japanese Version of The Ring”. https://www.ranker.com/list/japan-the-ring-behind-the-scenes/jacob-shelton.


Get Out: Bradshaw, Peter. 2018. “Why Get Out Should Win the 2018 Best Picture Oscar”. https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2018/feb/19/get-out-win-2018-best-picture-oscar-jordan-peele. February 19, 2018.


About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide. 


For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.





Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Eureka making life more comfortable for the past 20 years





Eureka Electric Appliances Phils. Corp., one of the country's most trusted names in home appliances will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of innovation come January 2019. To kick-off the celebration, media and bloggers were invited last October 25 at The Green Sun Hotel in Makati and re-introduced their products, gave us a glimpse of what's in store from them in the coming year.  

Founded in 1999 under the name B.H Unique Marketing Co. Ltd., the Company began as an importer and trader of quality home appliances and water treatment products from Mainland, China. In 2005, it launched Aquaprime – the revolutionary 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis System Water Purifier, which garnered a lot of awards and recognition. The Company changed its name to Eureka Electric Appliances Phils. Corp. in 2009, and has since transformed into one of the country’s leading manufacturers of home appliances from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Marilao, Bulacan. 

To commemorate the milestone, Eureka has lined-up several activities to show gratitude to everyone responsible for its continued success. 

“Our focus on integrity and choosing to work with people who value honesty, diligence and excellence has helped the Company flourish through the years,” said Jo Uy-Chung, Eureka General Manager. “As we celebrate our 20th year in business, we would like to acknowledge the invaluable support of our employees, business partners and, most especially, our loyal customers who have made our products a part of their daily lives.” 

Eureka is set to host an anniversary gala where exemplary and loyal employees will be recognized together with dealers who have been instrumental to the brand’s strong market presence nationwide. Loyal customers are in for a treat as Eureka is mounting a very exciting sales promotion soon. Part of the proceeds will be used to fund the Company’s various socio-civic initiatives. 

“To make 2019 even bigger, we are set to launch our new line of products which cater to a more discerning market,” adds Ms. Chung. 



With the slogan Making Life Comfortable, Eureka’s flagship products are electric fans and water dispensers but it has managed to attract a strong following for its other offerings such as washing machines and dryers, air-conditioners, refrigerators and chest freezers. It also has an extensive range of small appliances namely: stoves, induction cookers, microwave ovens, oven toasters, rice cookers, flat irons, blenders, airpots and kettles. 


Eureka is available in leading department stores, supermarkets and appliance stores nationwide. 

For more information, you may visit their website at http://eurekahomeapp.com/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EurekaHomeAppliances/.



Undas essentias : Bright tips from Akari





All Souls’ Day is fast approaching! That means spending the day, or even the entire night at the cemetery to remember our departed loved ones. For families planning to camp out, the country’s leading lighting brand, Akari, shares some tips to make it as convenient and comfortable as possible.

Bring an appropriate amount of food. Filipino families traditionally spend All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day together to pray and pay respect to deceased loved ones, and at the same time, hold a mini-reunion. Make sure you have enough food and drinking water stored in spill-proof containers. Avoid bringing dairy products and other perishable food items. 

Do not bring banned items. Security is strict during Undas. As such, avoid attempting to bring in prohibited objects including guns, knives, alcohol beverages, gambling paraphernalia, and loud sound system.

Wear comfortable clothes. Make sure to check the forecast. Wear clothes that are weather-appropriate and comfortable so you can easily move around. Bring umbrellas as well to keep you protected from the sun or rain.

Bring only the essentials. Pack light to make it easier for you to clean up after. Aside from food and water, bring garbage bags for your disposables, towels and wipes, first-aid kit, and rechargeable lamps and fans to keep you comfortable for the duration of your cemetery visit. 


Akari offers a 14-inch rechargeable fan that can last up to five hours. It oscillates like a regular fan with two-level speed control (low/high). For your personal use, you can also opt for the handy Akari rechargeable 5-inch LED cooling fan. 

Make sure you have portable lights on standby. Akari has a selection of rechargeable lights, from pocket-sized flashlights to wall mountable lanterns to high-powered searchlights. 


Keep these tips in mind to ensure a hassle-free Undas experience this year. To know more about Akari, go to http://akari.com.ph/


Do you have what it takes to be the next Cartoon Network Pinoy Rockstar?


So you want to be a rockstar?

Here’s the ultimate guide to being the next Pinoy Rockstar

Ever dreamed of becoming a rockstar? With the use of the internet, you can easily be an online sensation—a rockstar in your own right, may it be when belting a powerful karaoke song at the mall, busting a move to some of the coolest hip hop songs or acting in front of the camera.

But being a top rockstar entails more than just having millions of likes and shares on social media. If you want to be the biggest star out there, work on these areas to earn your spot at the pantheon of legendary rockstars:

Discipline at the core of performing

Your favorite rockstars possess one thing in common: discipline. If you want to get your name out there, you must practice discipline on a daily basis. Start with small things such as going to rehearsals on time, eating healthy food, and exercising in the morning. Being disciplined can take you far in the entertainment industry.

A heart full of passion

Passion is what makes rockstars cool! Whether you like to sing, dance, or act, passion drives you to entertain people and make them happy, helping you stay committed to whatever you want to do and attain! And with a heart for your craft, you can definitely face any challenge and succeed!

Humility is a treasure

Real rockstars don’t let fame and fortune get to their head! You should keep yourself level-headed and treat others with humility. Take a cue from your favorite performers! They are respected, appreciated, not to mention, immensely followed on social media because they remain humble despite their popularity.

Be you!

Do not be afraid to show your personality! Being true to yourself is an important part of being a rockstar. Do what you love most and focus on improving it. You’ll never know, you might star in the next big commercial or even a movie just because of your unique personality!  

Attitude beats aptitude

Possessing a positive attitude is more important than being so talented because it can greatly influence your behavior. If someone critiques your performance, take it positively and improve yourself. The road to fame is not easy, but if you have the right attitude, you can cope with almost anything!

Confidence is all that matters

If you want others to believe in you, you must believe in yourself first. Confidence is all that matters, kiddo! Build up your self-confidence and become more comfortable performing on stage by joining more competitions like the search for the next Cartoon Network Rockstar!

Cartoon Network Rockstar is an annual talent search that showcases the abilities of young Pinoy celebrity aspirants. Last year, Marcus Rayden Cabais was named as Cartoon Network’s first-ever Ultimate Pinoy Rockstar.



If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Cartoon Network’s ultimate rockstar, here’s what you need to take note of:

The competition is open to kids and teens aged 6-19 years old.

Participants should upload a 2-3 minute demo video of them singing, dancing, acting or doing a cool stunt.

Participants can send it to PickMe@CartoonNetworkAsia.com. The video must not exceed 20MB.

Each entry should have your name, age, gender, birthday, contact number, home address, email address and your guardian’s name and contact number.

Wait for an email confirmation from Cartoon Network acknowledging your entry.

Ten performers will be chosen to perform on stage during Cartoon Network’s grand finals on December 9, 2018. Amazing prizes await this year’s winner including a talent management contract with Viva Artists Agency.

So, what are you waiting for? Put your best foot forward and submit your entry starting October 26 until November 23, 2018. For more details about the contest, checkout
www.facebook.com/CartoonNetworkAsia.

And do not forget to tune in to Cartoon Network on Cignal Digital TV Channel 220 (HD), Sky Direct Channel 15 (HD), SkyCable Channel 178 (HD), and Destiny Cable Channel 178 (HD Digital) to get more news and updates.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Power in Pink : United against breast cancer



SM Cares has been unwavering in spreading awareness about breast cancer. Earlier this month, Pink Ribbon Day was held, and last October 25, Power in Pink.


To strengthen the fight against breast cancer, the Department of Health together with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, and SM City North Edsa held Power in Pink , an event in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Breast cancer has become one of the leading types of cancer worldwide, with a projection that 1 out of 13 Filipinas will develop the disease in her lifetime, according to the Philippine Breast Cancer Society. 



With the theme “United we fight!”, attendees were comprised of different national support groups, doctors, families and friends of breast cancer advocacy supporters. The project aims to unify all groups nationwide to strengthen their network in raising awareness, early detection, and early intervention in the fight against breast cancer.

Free clinical breast examinations by volunteer doctors were conducted. Power in Pink also featured a mall walkathon, introduction of all support groups and a lay forum, “Breast Cancer 101.”

SM Cares makes it a point to support women in communities where they are present. Some of their programs include program on Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Environment Sustainability, Senior Citizens, and Overseas Filipino Workers (Global Pinoy). Breastfeeding stations across all SM Supermalls nationwide are provided as part of its program to allow mothers the convenience and freedom in nourishing their babies. 


Through Power in Pink, SM Cares looks forward to strengthening partnerships with various government and non-government organizations in advancing the advocacy for women and the fight against breast cancer.

To know more about SM Cares, please visit www.smcares.com.ph, www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares or email smcares@prime.com


There is nothing to fear. The earlier you detect it (breast cancer), the faster it can be cured

Friday, October 26, 2018

Vivo V11i Fairy Pink ready to make your wishes come true

On September 11, global smartphone brand Vivo unveiled its latest offering, the V11, that went beyond expectations with its galactic-inspired color fusion designs: the Nebula and the Starry Night. These invoked the hues of the universe in black, blue, and purple for a fashion-forward, futuristic event. To the surprise of its attendees, Vivo also launched the V11i version of its flagship smartphone on the same night. 


The V11i in Fairy Pink shows the sweet side of the global smartphone brand. 

The V11i is the more affordable version of the V11 at only Php15,999. At this price, you would be able to enjoy the 25-megapixel front camera, the 6.3-inch screen with the Halo FullView™ Display, the 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and other specs that prove that Vivo is a leader in mobile technology. 

Over a month after the release of the V11i, Vivo still got a trick up its sleeve with the limited edition V11i in Fairy Pink, a pale shade of pink that will remind you of fairy godmothers and magical treats. Indeed, V11i in Fairy Pink is ready to make wishes come true!

If you wish to look posh and stylish
V11i in Fairy Pink is reminiscent of the swoon-worthy millennial pink that fashionistas all over the world hailed as the color of now. Although it’s a modern color, this light pink shade is still very timeless which can withstand seasonal trends. More than the color, the V11i features a Halo FullView™ Display with ultra-thin 1.76mm side bezels. It’s even enhanced with the 3D curved body design that blends the edges of the phone into the display for an immersive viewing experience and a comfortable grip—making it a perfect accent to any look. 

If you wish to always look glamorous in your photos
The V11i in Fairy Pink is equipped with AI technology that makes photos stand out. Vivo’s AI Backlight HDR and AI Low Light Mode’s algorithms have been optimized to shoot clear, bright photos in all lighting conditions. The V11i also includes the AI Portrait Framing that uses artificial intelligence to guide you to compose photos. 

V11i in Fairy Pink invokes the sweet colors of nature. 

V11i has also all-new features for selfie lovers like the AI Face Shaping technology with an AI face-modelling algorithm that allows users to enhance their facial features without making them look too processed. It also has an improved AI Selfie Lighting feature which also offers more lighting effects through the addition of the Loop Light and the Rainbow Light options. 


If you wish to keep up with a fast-paced world
One of the newest features of the latest Vivo smartphone is its extended battery life and fast charging technology, especially if you are always on the go. The Vivo V11i has energy-efficient AI chip and large 3315mAh battery. Moreover, V11i has a Dual-Engine Fast Charging technology that can replenish its battery as quickly as possible so you will have more time to enjoy the smartphone. 

If you wish to be empowered in all your pursuits
The Vivo V11i in Fairy Pink runs on a new-generation 2.0 GHz octa-core AI processor for super powerful performance. It also has 4GB RAM and a large 128GB ROM. It also has the latest Funtouch OS 4.5 which is based on Android 8.1 and the Jovi AI Engine to improve speed while browsing social media, gaming, and other tasks. The Jovi AI Engine, moreover, is Vivo’s AI assistant that can recognize what you see and perform related searches at a tap of the finger. It is also a voice-powered personal attendant, ready to help you perform tasks any time.

If you wish to own this without breaking the bank
All these and more can be at the palm of your hand for only Php15,999, making the Vivo V11i in Fairy Pink an easy-to-reach wish granter. 


Vivo V11i will remind you of spring flowers. 

Vivo has created magic for all its loyal patrons with V11i in Fairy Pink. Make your wishes come true with this limited-edition smartphone for only Php15,999. It will be exclusively available on the online shopping platform, Shopee (Check the link here: https://shopee.ph/Vivo-V11i-Pink-(Exclusive-Edition)-i.70046721.1597186995) , and all participating Vivo concepts stores and kiosks nationwide.